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Awards and Prizes

Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

2018 Virginia F. Ireys English Teacher Scholarship

  • Garrett Phillips

2018 Jenifer Diers Memorial Scholarship

  • Marlene Guerrero

2018 Creative Nonfiction Contest

  • First Prize: Jason Norris, “Life Side A”
  • Second Prize: Alden Apusen, “Father Tongue”
  • Third Prize: Keanu Dasalla, “The Moo Moo”
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Heather Campbell, “Fork in the Road”
    • Melissa Edwards, “It Follows”
    • Michael Leung, “Lost”

Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by Ianthe Brautigan.

2018 Robert V. Williams Fiction Contest

  • First Prize: Kezia Marshall, "When Rudy Goes to the Moon"
  • Second Prize: Jennifer Corti, "Henry and the Dog"
  • Third Prize: Keanu Dasalla, "Views of Valentine"
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Alden Apusen, "Rocket"
    • Matt Biundo, "Under the Moon"
    • Anna Gomez, "Bonfire of Her Heart"

Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by Mariah Young.

2018 Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Contest

  • First Prize: Brianna R. Verdugo, "A Halo of Curls"
  • Second Prize: Desiree Allen, "Sankofa" 
  • Third Prize: Tamara Hurwitz, "Loving to Pieces"
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Matt Biundo, "Undignified"
    • Anna Gomez, "Family”
    • Noelle Hennings, "North
    • Christopher Hester, "On the Way Down"
    • Hanna Le, "The Sunday in the Park"
    • Hanna Le, "Twice"
    • Micheal Leung, "Persephone"
    • Kezia Marshall, "Why the Drunk Vaquero Dances"
    • Francesca Santos, "The Friend Request"
    • Wyatt Slanec, "Orange Shag"
    • Jacquelyn Spence, "The Millbrae Line"

Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by Sharon Coleman.

2018 Donald Markos Poetry Prize

  • First Prize: Katrina Wedding, "That Said"
  • Second Prize: Matt Biundo, "To the Girl Two Tables Over"
  • Third Prize: Brianna Verdugo, "Buster"
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Jacquelyn Spence, "Between Two Hard Covers"
    • Victoria Quistgaard, "Friday Meeting"
    • Jamey Williams, "Drowning"
    • Mohamed Algarmi, "Locked Up"
    • Keanu Dasalia, "January 31, 1998"
    • Jordan Rodriguez, "A Poem for Aaron Copland"

Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by Donald Markos.

2018 DeClerq Poetry Contest

  • First Prize: Katrina Wedding, "The Best"
  • Second Prize: Jacquelyn Spence, "Our Old Victorian"
  • Third Prize: Jordan Rodriguez, "Fisherman's Cove, Laguna Beach"
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Barbara Hernandez, "La Chancla"
    • Alden Apusen, "Pinoy Pride"
    • Heather Campbell, "Solus"
    • Matt Biundo, "To the Girl Two Tables Over"

Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by the DeClercq family.

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